Intro to 3D Printing $100 (total) w/Greg

05/06/2021 06:00 PM - 05/07/2021 08:00 PM CST

Admission

  • $100.00

Location

Austin, TX

Summary

This course is an introduction to 3D printing. The course will cover important settings for 3d printing such as infill, layer height, materials, speed, etc, as well as going over where to find those things in the slicing software and making adjustments. The 3D printing course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Description

This course is an introduction to 3D printing. The course will cover important settings for 3d printing such as infill, layer height, materials, speed, etc, as well as going over where to find those things in the slicing software and making adjustments. The 3D printing course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.


Price: $50 per session. Completion of Part I of the class is a prerequisite for attending Part II in person. Please note classes run different lengths of time (the Zoom is 3 hours long and the in-person is 2 hours long)

Requirements: 
You must purchase and bring 1-2 spools of 1.75mm pla flilament with you to the in person portion of the class. These run around $20/ea on Amazon and can last months. Instructor recommends the brand Hatchbox, which is the most popular and easy to use. Other recommended brands are: Overture, Proto-Pasta, ColorFabb, Ultimaker, and Makerbot. Please remember to bring a notepad or other way to take notes during class.


PART I (THURSDAY 6:00 - 9:00 PM on Zoom)

Basics of Printing
- Types of Printers
- Types of Filament
 

Printer Terms and Functions
- Main Printer Parts and Purpose
 

How to get 3-D Prints
- Brief Overview of Creating in CAD Software
- Downloading Models
 

Printing Software
Slicer’s
- General Overview and Features
- Best Placement Positions
- Slicer Settings
- Necessary Settings
- Optional Settings
Octoprint


Basic Operation
- Pre-Print Checklist
- Proper First Layer Appearance
- Common Issues and Fixes
- Homework/Prep for In-Person Portion

 

PART II (FRIDAY 6:00 - 8:00 PM in person at ATXHS)

Loading unloading filament using separate machines


Operating the 3D printers and printing designs